Odobenidae

plural noun Odo·ben·i·dae \ˌōdōˈbenəˌdē\

Definition of Odobenidae

  1. :  a small family of marine mammals (suborder Pinnipedia) that are related to the seals, have a thick tough nearly hairless skin underlaid by a thick layer of blubber and the upper canines enlarged into tusks, and include the walruses and extinct related forms

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Origin and Etymology of odobenidae

New Latin, from Odobenus, type genus + -idae


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